[geeklog-devel] Error log in mercurial repository

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Thu May 13 04:11:17 EDT 2010

Samuel Leathers wrote:

>Is there a reason error.log is in the code repository?

Empty directories are a problem with some version control systems.
Mercurial doesn't track empty directories and I think CVS didn't either
(or there was some option that you had to use when checking them out -
something like that).

Also, on some server setups, it's tricky to get the permissions right
when the file is to be created from the webserver process. So it makes
the setup easier if you start with an existing file.

Neither of those are really showstoppers - it's more like tradition at
this point ;-)

You could add the error.log to your .hgignore - but then you have a
modified .hgignore and have to be careful not to check that in. Hmm, can
you add .hgignore to .hgignore?

bye, Dirk


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